• Murder strikes the idyllic island of Saint-Marie once again as series 5 of ‘Death in Paradise’ returns

    Murder strikes the idyllic island of Saint-Marie once again as series 5 of ‘Death in Paradise’ returns

    The series, Death in Paradise, is now, officially, the poster child for both how and why British television is superior to American television. In years past, it has been Spooks (MI5) or New Tricks showing the ability to completely overhaul your principle cast and still achieve the level of quality expected week in and week out which is a true testament to […]

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  • Getting to know your Dowager Countess, a.k.a. Dame Maggie Smith

    Getting to know your Dowager Countess, a.k.a. Dame Maggie Smith

    As Planet Earth prepares for the final series of Downton Abbey which begins on Sunday (3 January) on PBS’ Masterpiece series, if, like the Dowager Countess herself, you haven’t seen the series, it’s quite possible that you’d be surprised to know that the Dowager Countess was not Dame Maggie Smith’s first role. When it comes […]

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  • ‘Doc Martin’ producer hints Portwenn surgery isn’t ready to close just yet…

    ‘Doc Martin’ producer hints Portwenn surgery isn’t ready to close just yet…

    Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. According to Current, the newspaper and website about public and nonprofit media in the U.S., Dr. Martin Ellingham, the cantankerous village physician with an ill-timed phobia for blood that possesses a bedside manner which makes Dr. Gregory House look like Mother Teresa, isn’t done insulting his patients just yet. Season 7 of Doc Martin, which premieres in January […]

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  • It’s a Very Carson Christmas at ‘Downton Abbey’

    It’s a Very Carson Christmas at ‘Downton Abbey’

    With just over a week to go before Christmas there is still time to secure the ultimate Christmas gift for that hard to buy for Downton Abbey fan in the family. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen the latenight commercials for the Ronco Inside the Shell Electric Egg Scrambler, Ron Popeil’s Pocket Fisherman or the […]

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  • Pre-series 5, ‘Call the Midwife’ confirmed for series 6

    Pre-series 5, ‘Call the Midwife’ confirmed for series 6

    In an era where America is days away from being confronted with the stark reality that this truly is the final series of Downton Abbey, both Doc Martin and Sherlock roll around about every 2+ years and there are rumors that this could very well be the final series of Mr. Selfridge, the one constant in the world of quality telly drama […]

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  • Your ‘Downton Abbey 5’ in 5. Catch-up before 1.3.16!

    Your ‘Downton Abbey 5’ in 5. Catch-up before 1.3.16!

    The holiday season is upon us. Your mind is racing wondering just where you are going to find the time to get everything ready between now and the new year. You suddenly realize that to top it off, you don’t have the 11 hours necessary to either watch for the first time or re-watch series 5 […]

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  • DCI Banks set for 2016 return

    DCI Banks set for 2016 return

    Christmas is coming early, once again, as ITV has announced that Stephen Tompkinson will return in his role as DCI Alan Banks along with Andrea Lowe as DS Annie Cabbot and Caroline Catz, of Doc Martin fame, as DI Helen Morton when DCI Banks returns for a fifth series in 2016. Once again inspired by the books from acclaimed novelist […]

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